Students Zone

COURSE Selection

Arts

Arts

The Arts learning area includes visual art (design, painting, photography and sculpture), drama and music. These subjects may be taken as options from Year 9.

Business and Digital Technologies

Business and Digital Technologies

Students may take Business and Computing courses as options in Year 9 and 10. At Year 11 Accounting and Legal Studies also become available. Both NCEA and Cambridge courses are offered in this learning area.

English

English

Students must take English in Year 9, 10 and 11. Students are strongly recommended to continue with English studies in Year 12 to gain the literacy requirement for university entrance. Both NCEA and Cambridge courses are offered in this learning area.

International Languages

International Languages

Students may take French, Japanese and Spanish as options from Year 9. Extension students are strongly recommended to take a language course.

Mathematics

Mathematics

Students must take Mathematics in Year 9, 10 and 11. Both NCEA and Cambridge courses are offered in this learning area.

Physical Education and Health

Physical Education and Health

Students must take a Physical Education and Health course in Year 9, 10 and 11. A range of courses is offered to take students through to Year 12 and 13.

Sciences

Sciences

Students must take Science in Year 9, 10 and 11. At Year 12 and 13 students may specialise in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Both NCEA and Cambridge courses are offered in this learning area.

Social Sciences

Social Sciences

Students are required to take Social Studies at Year 9 and 10. Geography and History become available at Year 11 and Classical Studies, Sociology and Tourism may be chosen at Year 12 and 13. Extension students in Year 10 may be offered the opportunity to sit NCEA Level 1 History or Geography.

Technology

Technology

Students may take technology subjects as options from Year 9. These include materials technology (eg wood, metal, soft materials), food technology and design technology.

Te Reo Rangitira

Te Reo Rangitira

Students may take courses in Te Reo as an option from Year 9. In addition the Marautanga Curriculum provides students opportunities to study right up to Stage 1 University papers.

Itinerant Music Programme

This tuition scheme is designed to give all students the opportunity to learn a musical instrument where possible.

Lessons are on a small group basis for about 25 minutes per week in school time, usually on a rotating timetable. Some instruments are available to hire from school.

For more information about the programme click here – Music Tuition – Itinerant Scheme
If you are interested in enrolling in the itinerant programme you will need to complete an online Application Form

STATIONERY Lists

Stationery

Stationery should be purchased from local suppliers who are able to provide special prices and on-line purchasing at the beginning of the year. The Student Information Centre does carry some stationery items for sale throughout the year and specialist course booklets.

EXAMINATION Information

NCEA and Scholarship Examinations

NZQA examinations begin in November each year.

Cambridge Examinations

Cambridge examinations are held twice a year, usually in June and November.

School Examinations

Students sitting externally assessed courses sit examinations in term two and term three. Year 9 and 10 students sit examinations in Term four.